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Rapper Kodak Black is officially a free man.

After spending several months behind bars, the rapper is out and ready to tackle life again. Dieuson Octave, the Florida native’s legal name, posted an emotional message on Instagram following his Thursday morning release and suggested he is ready to see his loved ones.

“I’m happy to finally be going home to my family and friends,” he wrote on the social media website. “I look forward to clearing my name in the very near future. I want to thank God, my family, my team (Vanessa, Phatboy and James McMillan), Atlantic Records, my lawyers and all of my fans for your continuous love and support.”

He added, “I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love most – working at being the illest rapper alive.”

Octave was sentenced to four months behind bars back in September, stemming from two misdemeanor drug charges. The 19-year-old pleaded no contest to single counts of misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of weed paraphernalia.

The September sentencing, however, was not nearly the beginning of the rapper’s legal woes.

Octave was arrested twice in April 2016; the first time he was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cannabis and fleeing from an officer. The second time, he was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment.

However, prior to his release in connection with the second April arrest, officials discovered two outstanding criminal warrants which kept the rapper from being sent home. The first warrant was for an alleged felony sexual misconduct in South Carolina and the other — the two counts of misdemeanor cannabis possession.

Despite already serving time for the April arrest, a judge tacked on an extra 120 days for the marijuana charges; meanwhile, the charges still stand for the sexual assault case.

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Tamar Braxton Insists Divorce Isn’t A PR Stunt: I Think That’s Disgusting

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Tamar Braxton is adamant that her divorce from husband Vince Herbert is not a ratings ploy for her WE tv reality show Tamar & Vince. The Braxton Family Values star stopped by The View on Friday, February 23 and addressed rumors that the split is just a plot line.

“I wish I could say that a lot of times it’s made up, just so I can hide behind the truth,” she said. “But in this situation, I absolutely have no reason to lie about my marriage or the things that are happening in my marriage for ratings. I think that’s disgusting and I would never sell my soul to the devil like that.”

“I have a regular marriage, and in regular marriages, like everybody else, things happen,” she continued. “In my marriage, it was just to a point where I felt like divorce was the only option that I had left. I definitely filed for divorce — that’s not a lie.”

Braxton, 40, and Herbert, 45, share a 4-year-old son, Logan Vincent — and she says he’s their main priority.

“I think the bigger picture of everything is that we have a responsibility to my amazing 4-year-old son, to raise him in the most comfortable, amazing, loving, secure household that we can,” she said, adding, “That’s why we don’t live together.”

Braxton — who was joined by Herbert on air — also addressed the rumor that Herbert had impregnated another woman. (Last month, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Braxton claimed an unidentified woman told her that “Vincent Herbert is having a baby,” and that Herbert had then called Braxton “begging and lying” despite a “protection order.”)

“Here is the thing about people being in your business: keep people out your business,” said Braxton. “And let me just address the meltdown that I had on Instagram. That was my fault that I put myself in a position where I opened up the floor for people to give their opinions on my marriage, and I have to take responsibility for that.”

Herbert himself insisted the allegation was “absolutely” false.

“And all the other allegations are just not true — I’m just not that kind of person,” he said. “I love this lady with all my heart, I love my family with all my heart, and I will never stop fighting for my family and trying to make it be great.”

“Vince and I have been through a lot, and the reason that I filed for divorce was not because of those rumors,” added Braxton. “I filed for divorce because we work together, he’s my baby father, we’re together each and every single day, we’re attached at the hip and it just got to be too much. We just couldn’t figure out how to figure it out.”

As for a possible reconciliation? While Herbert is on board — “absolutely,” he said — Braxton isn’t so sure.

“It’s okay not to know,” she said. “We still work together now. We do work together well, so that’s one thing that I feel like we can definitely sustain and we’ve always been able to sustain, as well as our connection and our responsibility to being parents to Logan.”

 

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